Most notably known as "Pinot Noir". A grape varietal, used in the production of red and sparkling wines, originating in the Burgundy region of France. A difficult grape, countries such as the United States (Oregon, CA), Australia, Canada, Germany, and New Zealand strive to grow a high quality Pinot Noir. A component of Burgundy Reds and Champagne regional wines, it is also sold as a 100% varietal. Widely known as the worlds best classic red grape. The Pinot Noir varietal produces some of the worlds most expensive and sought after wines.